Upcountry History Museum offers Vardry McBee exhibition
The following is sponsored by Upcountry History Museum.
This week 160 years ago, Greenville entrepreneur Vardry McBee died. Sometimes known as the Father of Greenville, McBee promoted industry and the development of the railroad in the Upstate, establishing a railroad between Greenville and Columbia in 1853. He was also a supporter of educational and religious institutions, donating land and money for Furman University and Christ Episcopal Church, among others. Vardry McBee is just one of the important figures in Upstate history who is featured in the semi-permanent exhibitions at the Upcountry History Museum.
The Upcountry History Museum, located at 540 Buncombe Street in Greenville, is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5p.m. For more information and to plan your visit, check out upcountryhistory.org.